BACKYARD - WILD ALE WITH CHERRIES
HELPING HANDS PROJECT SERIES NO.1
Brewed with ingredients from our “backyard” - cherries from the Okanagan and wild yeast wrangled from the Strathcona Community Garden - this beer is the first in our Helping Hands Project Series* which benefits the folks living in our backyard who need a little support. Enjoy this light and fruity beer with its delicate cherry aroma, knowing that you’re helping those who need it.
STYLE Wild Ale with Cherries
COLOUR Pale orange
AROMA Cherry Pie / Light spice
CHARACTER Light but strongly flavourful / Complex / Slightly funky
PAIRS WITH Pie / Dessert / Fresh cheese / Random acts of Kindness
Harvesting and brewing with wild yeast from nature (a.k.a. “wrangling”) involves patience and a willingness to embrace something unpredictable. The yeast culture used to ferment this beer began with a trip to our local community garden. After collecting and experimenting with many possible specimens, we found one that showed promise as a tasty fermenter for beer and together with cherries from the Okanagan the Backyard Wild Ale was created. The character is complex and slightly funky with a spicy almost cinnamon-like flavour and aroma.
The Helping Hands Project Series is inspired by our desire to help folks in our community by doing what we do best - brewing beer - and donating the profits. First in the series – BACKYARD - was so named for the homeless crisis that is happening literally in our backyard. We see the Strathcona Park encampment getting bigger by the day and know that we need to do something to help. Proceeds ($4/4-pack) from BACKYARD will be donated to the Covenant House Vancouver who provide support, love and hope for Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk street youth.